• JV Season Summary

    Posted by Coach Moran & Coach Medrano on 5/10/2022

    JV Boys soccer enjoyed a successful season, finishing with 7 victories, 3 losses and 6 draws – including an 8-match unbeaten streak and 5 district victories against only 1 defeat.

    We scored 33 goals while giving up only 20.

    In all, 28 players suited up for the Cougars, including several who played organized soccer for the first time. Four different goalkeepers played in goal, and three of them recorded shutouts.

    1st Semester A Honor Roll:
    Landon Cox
    Andrew Peña-Espinoza
    Jorge Urbina

     

    4th Six Weeks A Honor Roll:
    Landon Cox
    Bryan Vasquez

     

     

    1st Semester A/B Honor Roll:
    Oscar Caraveo
    Brian Garcia
    Cruz Hernandez
    Jesus Mendoza Lopez
    Jaineel Patel
    Jonathan Ramirez
    Andy Salazar
    Angel Salazar
    Bryan Vasquez

    4th Six Weeks A/B Honor Roll
    Oscar Caraveo
    Kevin Jimenez
    Mike Muhindo
    Jaineel Patel
    Clever Payumo
    Jaden Stevenson

    5th Six Weeks A/B Honor Roll
    Oscar Caraveo
    Henry Degante
    Brian Garcia
    Diego Hernandez Natal
    Jesus Mendoza Lopez
    Leonel Muñoz
    Jaineel Patel
    Andy Salazar
    Angel Salazar
    Bryan Vasquez

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  • Season Conclusion

    Posted by Coach Collins on 3/25/2022

    The Cougar Boys Varsity soccer team lost its first-round playoff game last night in heartbreaking fashion, 4-3, in extra time against Life School Waxahachie at Bronco Stadium in Waxahachie.

    Every player who stepped on the field represented Western Hills with the utmost courage and character.

    Emmanuel Nshimiyimana scored in the first minute to put the Cougars ahead 1-0, and again in the second half to tie the game at 2-2.

    With five minutes left and the Cougars trailing, 3-2, Wilondja Ebula stepped up and scored a majestic free-kick goal to tie it again and send it to extra time.

    The first additional 10-minute period was scoreless. It seemed the match was headed for a penalty-kick shootout, but Life Waxahachie scored with 1 minute, 11 seconds left.

    The Cougars end their season with a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw. Please join us in congratulating the team on an outstanding season.

    And from the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to thank you, the faculty and staff, for all your support this year, and we vow to be back even stronger next year.

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  • Play-offs

    Posted by Coach Collins on 3/21/2022

    Our Varsity Boys are headed to the playoffs, and to stay sharp, we are playing a warm-up game against Lake Worth this afternoon at 5pm right here on our field.

    We hope you’ll come out – both to show your support, and so our boys can show their appreciation.

    At the conclusion of the Varsity match, at 6:30pm, the JV Boys will play Southwest to put an exclamation mark on a very successful season. We hope you’ll likewise stick around and let them show you their gratitude.

    We play our 1st round playoff match on Thursday, the 24th.

    Our match will start at 7:30 in Waxahachie.

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  • Young Men's Leadership Academy

    Posted by Coach Collins on 3/9/2022

    The Cougar boys soccer teams ended their regular season yesterday with victories at Scarborough-Handley Field.

    The JV team, with several players making their first start of the season, came away with a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from Brian Garcia. Andrew Peña-Espinoza, as he has all year, anchored the midfield, alongside another reliable performance from Henry Degante. Jordi Solis provided a steady dose of defending, and Jesus Mendoza – making his first start as goalkeeper – recorded the shutout.

    The JV boys end their season with a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 6 draws.

    The Varsity team, absent several starters due to injury and illness, finished its regular season with a 14-0 thumping of the Young Men’s Leadership Academy.

    All the varsity boys played well.  Anthony Juanes led the way with 5 goals.

    The Varsity finishes its regular season with a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, and 9-3 in District play. The Cougars will finish either 2nd or 3rd in the District and advance to the playoffs, to be played sometime after Spring Break.

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  • February 28th-March 4th

    Posted by Coach Collins on 3/7/2022

    The Cougars Boys soccer teams played two tough opponents last week on the road and, despite some solid performances and gritty play, were unable to get the results they hoped for.

    On Tuesday, the teams traveled to Carter-Riverside.

    The JV boys played to a hard-fought 0-0 draw despite losing key players to illness and injury. Henry Degante played well and courageously at various positions, Marcos Escobar and Kevin Jimenez were solid in defense, Bryan Vasquez and Angel Salazar were threats in attack, and Landon Cox recorded his second straight shutout.

    The Varsity suffered only their second defeat in District play, falling by a score of 1-0. Gustavo Riveros came close to scoring, Alex Vargas was stout in the midfield, and Alexis Bautista led a hard-working defense.

    On Friday, the teams traveled to Diamond Hill-Jarvis.

    The JV boys fell by a score of 2-0, the team’s first defeat since January 21. Jordi Solis, who was injured in the Carter match, returned to action and was outstanding in defense. Andrew Peña-Espinoza, out sick for several days, came back and anchored a midfield that helped the Cougars dominate the second half, and Bryan Vasquez and Angel Salazar once again forced the opposing goalkeeper into several outstanding saves.

    The Varsity boys fell by the same 2-0 scoreline. Emmanuel Nshimiyimana blistered the DHJ defense, Wilondja Ebula led the second half charge, and Daniel Msenga put in a Man of the Match performance, playing two positions.

    The JV team’s record is now 6 wins, 3 losses, 6 draws.

    The Varsity’s record is now 14 wins, 4 losses, 1 draw.

    You have one last chance to support and catch the boys in action, as the teams conclude the regular season tomorrow night at Scarborough-Handley Field (6201 Craig Street, near Eastern Hills High School).

    JV kicks off against Lake Worth at 6pm.
    Varisty kicks off against YMLA at 7:30.

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  • Benbrook Middle HS Match

    Posted by Coach Collins on 2/28/2022

    The Cougars Boys soccer teams swept their rivals by identical 1-0 scores on Friday night at Benbrook Middle High School.

    The JV Boys started the evening off with a solid performance, winning their third match in a row. Henry Degante and Jordi Solis Gonzalez played all 70 minutes in their finest games of the season, Cruz Hernandez scored a golazo from a free kick, and Landon Cox recorded the first shutout of his high school career.

    The JV improved its record to 6 wins, 2 losses and 5 draws.

    The Varsity then made it back-to-back unofficial City Championships by sweeping the Bobcats this season with a comprehensive, dominant performance over 80 minutes. Gustavo Riveros finished off a fantastic team goal, with the final assist provided by Carlos Alvarado. Wilondja Ebula and Alex Vargas – sporting a swollen black eye from a kick to the face early in the match – controlled the midfield, and Angel Ortiz recorded the shutout.

    The Varsity improved its record to 14 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw.

    The teams face a titanic week on the road – a week that could end with a District title all but assured.

    The Cougars play at Carter-Riverside (the only opponent to beat our Varsity this season) on Tuesday, and at Diamond Hill-Jarvis (reigning state runners-up) on Friday. JV kicks off at 6, Varsity at 7:30.

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  • Current Standings

    Posted by Coach Collins on 2/25/2022

    7-4A Boys:

    1st-Diamond Hill-Jarvis
    2nd-Western Hills
    3rd-Carter-Riverside
    4th-Eastern Hills

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  • Eastern Hills Soccer Game

    Posted by Coach Collins on 2/23/2022

    The Cougar Boys Soccer teams, in a battle of the Hills, swept the Eastern Hills Highlanders to send their Seniors off in grand style.

    The JV Boys opened things with a 9-2 victory. Omar Jasso scored a hat trick, Bryan Vasquez and Angel Salazar each scored twice, and Andy Salazar and Andrew Peña-Espinoza also netted goals.

    Landon Cox played a stellar first half in goal, making numerous saves, before the Cougars opened up their lead in the second half.

    The Varsity Boys – ranked No. 1 in DFW by the Star-Telegram and featuring Star-Telegram player of the week Emmanuel Nshimiyimana – scored in the opening minute on their way to a 5-0 victory to remain neck-and-neck with Diamond Hill-Jarvis in the race for the District title.

    On Senior Night, six boys playing their last home game contributed to the statement victory: Goalkeeper Angel Ortiz had a shutout with the help of defenders Byaunda Ekela and Elikya Mapendano.

    In the midfield, Alex Vargas continued his solid play of the past two weeks, and Carlos Alvarado scored two goals. Senior Octavio Pulido came off the bench with a solid performance.

    Other standouts included Wilondja Ebula, who dominated the midfield, and Gustavo Riveros and Yeshua Muhindo, who each scored. Anthony Perez added a goal.

    Friday commences Occupy Benbrook MS/HS, as the Cougar Boys teams travel down 377 to take on the Bobcats. It should be entertaining, and we’d love to see you there.

    JV kicks off at 6pm, Varsity at 7:30.

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  • Academic All-State Selections

    Posted by Coach Collins on 2/21/2022

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  • JV Honors

    Posted by Coach Moran on 2/17/2022

    I’d like to ride Coach Collins coattails and express my thanks as well. With everything teachers are facing this year, you are all coming through for our student-athletes, and that is truly remarkable.

    Twenty-three of twenty-five student-athletes passed all their classes in this grading period, and a third of our JV soccer boys made the Honor Roll.

    All A’s
    Landon Cox
    Bryan Vasquez

    A/B Honor Roll
    Oscar Caraveo
    Kevin Jimenez
    Mike Muhindo
    Jaineel Patel
    Clever Payumo
    Jaden Stevenson

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